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SHORT BIO

Originally from Athens Greece, Alex is a London-based writer/director. He directed his first short film, Twinsanity, at the age of 18, and ever since he pursued a career as a filmmaker. His work centers around strong, character-driven films, and his preferred genre is dark comedy.

 

To date he has directed 7 narrative short films and his next project is "The T3st" starring Matthew Stagg (Marrowbone, Macbeth) and Killian Murphy (Normal People, Call the Midwife) funded by the GFC, ERT and NFTS.

Alex made his TV comedy debut with "Luv’s Story", starring Niki Vakali (Worlds Apart), and has successfully raised capital for his debut feature film, "National Road". Apart from his debut feature, he is developing two TV series. "Ben and The End", a dark comedy about Charron, the mythical Greek ferryman is trying to keep suicidal Ben alive optioned by Papaya Films and "Antiparos", a whodunit murder mystery series based on the novel "Crimes in Antiparos", by Nikos Faroupos.

In recent years, Alex has been mentored by Alexandros Avranas, winner of the Venice Silver Lion award, and he took part in the CIAK 2019 Screenwriting Lab.
He is the recipient of the 1st National Prize of the Nespresso Talents (Cannes Film Festival 2020), his latest short film "Rookie" screened at OSCAR and BAFTA Qualifying festivals and in 2021 and he directed "The Cellist", an advert for McDonald’s (Porsche Awards 2022). 

Contact: atsilifonis@gmail.com | Instagram Alex.Tsil

ACCOLADES

2022 - Porsche Awards "THE CELLIST" 

2021 - Recipient ERT Microfilm Short Film Funding Scheme | “THE TEST”

2021 - Recipient Greek Film Center Short Film Funding Scheme | “THE TEST” 

2021 - Finalist Papaya Young Director Competition 8th Edition "THE CELLIST"

2020 - 1st National Prize Nespresso Talents Competition 

2019 - Fellow Intereg Ciak | European Regional Development Fund | "NATIONAL ROAD"

2019 - 26th Euro-script Competition, Long listed - "NATIONAL ROAD"

SELECTIONS & AWARDS

 

ROOKIE

2021 - LA Shorts Oscar, Bafta Qualifying Film Festival - Official Selection

2021 - In the Palace Oscar Qualifying Film Festival - Official Selection

DISCONNECTED 

2020 - Lockdown Film Festival - Short Listed Selection


SPIRAL

2021- LSF Micro Film Festival - Award Winner Best Cinematography

2020 - The Single-Take Challenge - Award Winner Best Cinematography

2020 - Shiney Awards - Award Winner 

HARRY METCALFE: BGM

2020 - Kino London "The People's Film Festival" ​- Award Winner Best Screenplay

2020 - Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival - Award Winner Best Short Film

2019 - Deptford Film Festival - Official Selection

IT'S IN YOUR HANDS

2019 - Barcelona International Film Festival - Award Winner Red Lion Award

FE-203

2018 - Chelsea Film & Fashion Film Festival - Award Winner​ Most Innovative

2018 - Short to the Point - Finalist 

THE MOCKROOM

2018 - Silly Shorts Film Festival - Award Winner Best Cinematography

2018 - UK Offline Web Fest - Finalist

2018 - Brighton Rocks Film Festival - Official Selection

2018 - Indie Filmmaker Showcase - Official Selection

2018 - Beer Town Film Festival - Official Selection 

RELOAD

2018 - UK Cine Festival - Official Selection

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